Agartala: Tripura Police on Tuesday arrested three Rohingya immigrants from an area close to the Agartala railway station. The trio consisting of two minor girls and an adult male were supposed to leave for Delhi, said police. Similar detentions were made in different parts of Tripura, including Dharmanagar, Kailashahar and Khowai.
Police sources said there are possibilities of their involvement in a human trafficking nexus.
Speaking on the issue, OC Amtali Police Station Siddhartha Kar said, “locals first spotted them at Siddhi Ashram area. Following their suspicious movement, the police were informed, and consequently, the arrest was made. Police’s beat patrolling team and officials of the Special Branch nabbed them from Siddhi Ashram area.”
Kar also informed the media that during preliminary interrogation, they had divulged that they originally hail from Myanmar and were staying in a Bangladesh-based refugee camp.
One of the minor girls said they had arrived here in Tripura to board a train to Delhi. One of her sisters stays in Delhi, which is why they decided to reach there for help, she added. The only adult member of the group, Mohammad Faruq, said all three were residents of the same village, and thus he was helping them reach Delhi.
“All of them would be produced before the Court on Wednesday with a prayer of police remand,” said police. On being asked, the police officer said, “No objectionable documents have been recovered from their possession. But since the girls are minors, we suspect the involvement of human trafficking rackets. All these matters are under investigation.”
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